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With its majestic Oriental Pavilion and ornate decorative carvings, the Concert Grove was intended as a Victorian-inspired setting for the open-air concerts popular in the late 19th century. The site boasts an impressive composition of radial walkways and flowerbeds, along with a rich collection of bronze sculptures of classical composers and historical figures, such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, Washington Irving, and the first statue of Abraham Lincoln erected after his assassination (learn more about Lincoln's fascinating relationship with New York at the New York Historical Society).
Restored to its original beauty in 1987, the Oriental Pavilion features a stained-glass cupola and medieval, Hindu-inspired columns. Once a teahouse, it now provides a luxurious vantage point from which to enjoy the refined style of the Concert Grove. At the base of the Oriental Pavilion along the Park Drive you’ll find Harry’s Wall, which commemorates Harry Murphy, a founding member of the Prospect Park Track Club. Harry’s Wall serves as the start and finish line for many road races in the Park.
Click here to learn about the history of the Concert Grove.
The Concert Grove is best accessed through the Parkside/Ocean Avenue entrance or the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance.
By Public Transportation: MTA Maps
• Q or Train to Parkside Avenue station
• Q, S or B Train to Prospect Park station
• B16 Bus to Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard
• B41 Bus to Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard
• B43 Bus to Lincoln Road
From Manhattan: From the Manhattan Bridge take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. Go halfway around the circle and continue on Flatbush Avenue (the Brooklyn Public Library will be on your left and the Park on your right). After you pass the Zoo and the Lefferts Historic House on your right, make a right hand turn at the traffic light at Ocean Avenue. Follow Ocean Avenue to Lincoln Road or Parkside Avenue.
From Queens & Long Island: From the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, exit at Tillary Street and turn left onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the directions from Manhattan.
From Staten Island:
• From the Verrazano Bridge follow the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, exit at Atlantic Avenue, making right onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the directions from Manhattan.
• Or, follow the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the Prospect Expressway, exit at 11th Avenue. Make a left on 11th Avenue. Make a right on Prospect Park Southwest to Park Circle. Go three-fourths around the circle and continue on Parkside Avenue. Enter park or make a left on Ocean Avenue to Lincoln Road.
Prospect Park is closed daily from 1 to 5 a.m.